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Auction: 
Podzimní aukce v Expo 58 ART
Author: 
Čapek B. Jan a Toyen
Artwork: 
Song of the Songs
Starting/Selling price: 
2 400 EUR
Estimate: 
2 800 - 3 200 EUR
Sold: 
140.000 Kč
inside book are four hand-coloured illustrations by Toyen
verse by Jan B. Capek  
edition "Lis knihomiluv"
copy 38/80
issued F.J. Müller in Prague 1931
21,5 x 12,5 cm
 
A copy about the Song of Songs is attached
inside is one full-page hand-colored illustration of Toyen
written by Miloslav Novotny
issued F.J. Müller in Prague 1931
21,5 x 12,5 cm
 
common case
 
This book was published in December 1931 as Volume I of the edition "Lis knihomilův" by F.J. Müller in Prague II., who edited, typeset and printed it on a hand press. Four of his drawings were hand-coloured by the artist Toyen. Eighty copies for sale numbered for the press, 25 marked as a gift. All prints printed on Japanese Takasago paper. This copy is numbered 38.
 
Consulted with Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Jiri Machalicky and Vladimir Lekes. 
 
Confirmation of authenticity attached.